# Thread: real numbers

1. ## real numbers

does every nonempty subset of the real numbers have a maximal element

2. Originally Posted by leinadwerdna
does every nonempty subset of the real numbers have a maximal element
What about the integers? Does that have a maximal element?

3. Entirely depends on which order you mean and whether you believe in the axiom of choice.

4. Originally Posted by Prove It
What about the integers? Does that have a maximal element?
youre right thanks